Friday, September 19, 2008

Comment on Learning Theremin to Play Scott Joplin's 'A Real Slow Drag' from 'Treemonisha':

[Scott Joplin's Treemonisha; Original Cast Recording; Polygram 435709 (1992)]

Earlier this week, AfriClassical posted “Learning The Theremin To Play 'A Real Slow Drag' From Scott Joplin's 'Treemonisha'". We received this comment from Rashida Black, Founder/Executive Director of The Myrtle Hart Society, “A friend of mine suggested that I watch Clara Rockmore perform Claire de Lune on Youtube a couple of years back. It was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen--like sign language mixed with Arabic and Turkish dance, she manipulated energy with her hands to produce the most amazing soprano sound. One of the most spellbinding things I've ever seen. What an instrument. Thanks, as always, for sharing. Rashida”  In response to Rashida's suggestion, we found Clara Rockmore's performance of Clair de Lune on theremin on YouTube:

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